The crimes are a changin'
Since its establishment in 2004, the Centre for Forensic Science (CFS) has been a research strength for UTS and at the cutting edge of forensic science research here and overseas. And the future is only looking brighter with CFS Director Professor Claude Roux recently announced as the President of the International Association of Forensic Science (IAFS). His appointment (which is a three-year tenure) means the next triennial IAFS conference will be coming to Sydney in 2020.
“The scale and pace of information – whether we talk about the physical or digital – is completely different to the way it was before,” says Claude. “New crimes are emerging taking advantage of rapid changes in technology in our lives. Challenges are now truly global. Security issues are global. Organised crime is global.”
While your average courtroom proceeding (not to mention episodes of CSI) portrays forensic science as a reactive and case-by-case area of expertise, CFS is helping lead the way in a new kind of thinking. By pushing the field beyond the application of chemistry and biology, CFS is working towards crime prevention, crime disruption and larger policy changes to create real social impact.
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